Iván Bragado Poveda
Iván won the First International Harp Competition in Porto 2017.
He joined the EUYO in 2018 during the Spring Tour The Great Mosaic.
Iván started to play the harp at the age of 8 and during his first years of studies he won four editions of Spanish Harp Competition for students ‘ArpaPlus’. Later, he continued studying at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León with Marianne Ten Voorde after moving to Helsinki to study in Sibelius Academy with Päivi Severeide.
Despite of his age, Iván has a large orchestral experience. He has been principal harp in many youth orchestras, such as the Youth Spanish Philharmonic Orchestra (JONDE) or the Galician Youth Symphony Orchestra, where he met one of his most inspiring teachers, french harpist Céline Landelle.
Iván has travelled around the world playing in the most renowed venues, such the Berliner and Kölner Philarmonie, Berliner Konzerthaus, The Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, The Royal Albert Hall or the Alice Tully Hall in New York. In the Spring 2018 he joined the Finnish Radio Symphony Symphony Orchestra in a Tour to Germany. He also played with most of the orchestras in Finland and also in the Nordic countries, where he has served as a Substitute Principal Harp at the Finnish National Opera, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, and he has collaborated with the Norwegian National Opera, the Artic Philharmonic, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra or Tapiola Sinfonietta working with well-known conductors such Hannu Lintu, Sakari Oramo, Vasily Petrenko or Esa-Pekka Salonen.